Irish Prime Minister Visits Morgan McKinley!
Monday 26th March 2012 was very special day for myself, my team in Shanghai and Morgan McKinley's senior management.
Not only was it the first anniversary of Morgan McKinley setting up its operations in mainland China, but as an Irish owned business, we were honoured to host An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. (Prime Minister of Ireland) at our office.
An Taoiseach visited Morgan McKinley as part of his official state visit to China following a visit from Vice-President Mr Jinping to Ireland earlier this year. We were delighted to have Mr Kenny along with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, Trade and Innovation Mr Richard Bruton T.D. come and join our celebrations and to hear his kind words about how we represent Irish business success in China. The message of the trip was an inspirational one for Irish business: "There are opportunities in China for Irish companies to enter the market and grow!" It's great to hear this sentiment from Ireland, as we very much see China as an excellent place for international business to set up and develop and there are resources here to help that happen.
We began trading in Pudong, the high growth economic zone in mainland China last year. Now we employ 70 staff in China and Hong Kong and have plans to expand this to 200 staff across our Asian operations over the next three years. We are fortunate to have worked with a large number of organisations in China including multinational businesses across financial services; accounting & finance; technical & engineering; IT and sales & marketing over the last 12 months.
As the only company in Shanghai to receive a visit from Mr Kenny on this trip, this was an incredibly exciting and special day in the history of Morgan McKinley and we'd like to thank our clients and those who come to us for help with their careers. We work with some great companies and professionals in China and look forward to working with lots more in the future.